The 38th ASEAN Summit held virtually on Tuesday. — Photo from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs HÀ NỘI — Vaccine self-reliance and equitable access would be key to ASEAN recovery, stressed the regional bloc’s leaders at the 38th ASEAN Summit held on Tuesday as COVID-19 continues to challenge socio-economic developments in the region. ASEAN leaders noted the progress made in the group’s COVID-19 response, including the plan to use the US$10.5 million budget in the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund to buy vaccines for member states, with the view of obtaining the first vaccine batch within the final quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022. ASEAN leaders agreed to adopt the ASEAN Travel Corridor Agreement Framework (ATCAF) to facilitate essential travel in the region, while actively considering the possibility of mutual recognition and adoption of electronic vaccination records. Member countries suggested that the ASEAN Medical Supplies Reserve and ASEAN Centre for Response to … [Read more...] about Vaccine self-reliance and equitable access key to ASEAN recovery
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Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the 39th ASEAN Summit, which was held virtually on October 26. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should play a more active, proactive and responsible role in all issues impacting on the region, thus helping the ten-member bloc to maintain its centrality, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at the 39th ASEAN Summit, which was held virtually on October 26. Promoting its spirit of independence in behaviours and neutrality in addressing and balancing relations will help ASEAN avoid being passive in competition between powers, the PM said. He, therefore, called on major countries participating in the region to show their sense of responsibility, respect international law , not to affect regional peace and stability, respect ASEAN’s role, and fully consult ASEAN through mechanisms established and led by the bloc. PM Chinh stressed the need to uphold intra-bloc … [Read more...] about ASEAN should play more active, responsible role in matters impacting on region: PM
From October 11-25, the Quang Binh team conducts testing on 6,700 samples, discovering 738 cases positive to SARS-CoV-2. (Photo: VNA) Quang Binh (VNA) – An 11-member working team from the central province of Quang Binh to Laos’ Khammouane province to help the bordering country fight COVID-19 returned home on October 25 after successfully completing their missions in two weeks. The team took with them two RT-PCR testing machines and bioproducts that are enough for testing 15,000 group samples, along with 1,000 quick test kits and other medical equipment to support the Lao locality in COVID-19 prevention and control activities. Besides, Quang Binh presented a level-2 biological safety cabinet to Khammouane. Nguyen Thanh Xuan, Vice Director of the Quang Binh Department for External Affairs, said that on October 19, Quang Binh provided Khammouane with additional bioproducts worth about 500 million VND to serve testing activities amid the rising number of infections in the … [Read more...] about Quang Binh provides effective support for Laos’ Khammouane province in COVID-19 fight
Speaking at the ceremony held to present the support to the Lao side, Dung sincerely thanked the Government of Laos for paying attention to the Vietnamese community living, studying and working in Laos. He highly appreciated that the Lao Government has implemented Covid-19 vaccination for diplomatic delegations and foreigners, including officials and employees of Vietnam’s representative agencies and the Vietnamese community in Laos. He said that the Vietnamese leaders and people have always paid close attention to the pandemic's developments in Laos, particularly in the last two months. He expressed his hope that the assistance from Vietnam can make a practical contribution to Laos’ fight against COVID-19. Despite difficulties in dealing with the fourth wave of COVID-19, Lao Ambassador to Vietnam Sengphet Houngboungnuang stressed that the Vietnamese party, state, and people have always supported their Lao counterparts in the past, reflecting the nations' amity, special solidarity, … [Read more...] about More medical support presented to Laos
The Rewards Summit 2021 themed “Rewards Transformation in the New Now” was held on October 22 by Talentnet – Mercer, with the participation of over 800 business leaders and HR professionals, as well as 12 leading guest speakers from local and global HR fields. Speakers at The Rewards Summit 2021 The conference focused on presenting the result of the Talentnet-Mercer Total Remuneration Survey 2021 Report (TRS), as well as discussing the trends in rewards, remuneration, as we are experiencing changes in both working model and perspectives on compensation and benefits of employees post-pandemic. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy CEO at Talentnet commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated businesses to adjust their human resources (HR) policies. Compensation policies will be one of the main competitive advantages for businesses in the New Now. Besides the increase in Vietnamese companies joining the survey, the TRS 2021 Report also indicates many interesting trends in … [Read more...] about How companies are planning remuneration schemes and rewards post-COVID-19?
At the trial. VNA/VNS Photo CẦN THƠ — The People's Court of Thới Lai District in Cần Thơ City opened a first instance trial of a criminal case involving Trương Châu Hữu Danh and members of the “Báo sạch” group. The defendants were prosecuted for "abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to violate the interests of the State and the legitimate rights and interests of organisations and citizens” under Article 331 of the 2015 Penal Code (revised and supplemented in 2017). The five defendants in the case include Trương Châu Hữu Danh, 39, from the southern province of Long An, Nguyễn Phước Trung Bảo, 39, residing in central Đà Nẵng City, Lê Thế Thắng, 39, residing in Hà Nội and Đoàn Kiên Giang, 36 and Nguyễn Thanh Nhã, 41. Both Giang and Nhã reside in HCM City. According to the indictment, in August 2019, Danh and his accomplices created the Facebook fanpage named “Báo sạch,” a group named “Làm báo sạch” and a Youtube channel named “BS Channel” to post 47 articles and video … [Read more...] about First trial of Trương Châu Hữu Danh and his accomplices opens